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"We can’t go into an election with this register, that is foregoing...I can’t go into an election with a register that is bloated, I can’t go into an election with a database that has been tampered with..." says Deputy communications director of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Anthony Abayifaa Karbo.

The former National Youth Organiser of the NPP was adding his voice to the many who are calling for a new voters register.

The NPP and a pressure group, Let My Vote Count Alliance (LMVCA) have been on the Electoral Commission (EC) demanding that the voters register that was used during the 2012 election be changed. According to them the register is bloated and cannot be used come 2016.

Even though the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) says there is no need to change the register, the call for the change keeps increasing.

“We can’t go into an election where the Supreme Court has outlawed that people who registered with NHIS cards and all these people still exist on the register, how are we going to deal with it...the EC claims they have done an audit, they claim they have downsized the numbers, they told us that they have taken away multiple registrations but just recent when the EC called for political parties to bring their proposals the NPP went yet again with a set of evidence that the so-called clean up didn’t go anywhere. There are still multiple registrations and under age registrations all over and we have sent those documents to the EC,” Karbo told Nii Arday Clegg host of Morning Starr Wednesday.

After Karbo's interview, a section of the media; analysing what he (Karbo) said, reported that the NPP will boycott the 2016 election if the EC refuses to change the register.

However, speaking to Nana Yaw Kese, sit-in host of PEACE FM morning show 'Kokrokoo', Thursday, Karbo condemned the news reports saying his comment on Starr FM does not mean NPP will boycott the upcoming election.

“How can Anthony Karbo stand on his feet and say we will not participate in any election. Am I the presidential candidate? They just want to push a certain agenda…but it won’t work. They have adapted mischief headline to suit their agenda…but of course the NPP will not go into any election with 80 percent foreigners voting…” he said.
Source: Peacefmonline.com

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